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Children celebrate the Jump2it impact in Inverclyde

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After successful delivery of the Jump2it primary school programme in Inverclyde, Jump2it and Active Schools combined to create free and sustainable basketball provision in the area in Inverclyde’s first-ever Rocks Community Club.

Jump2it use sporting role models to deliver important messages about living a healthy lifestyle and seven primary schools in the Inverclyde Area received the programme. Jump2it created great local partnerships with No Knives Better Lives, Inverclyde Police and Active Schools. In coordination with these partners, every school received the new Jump2it module about the dangers of knife crime, mixed with a choice from five other educational modules.

All educational messages are then reinforced throughout the rest of the programme which includes basketball coaching, a basketball tournament, and the chance to meet the Glasgow Rocks professional basketball players who delivered the messages in the schools.Inverclyde 2

As part of the sustainability of the Jump2it programme, a free basketball class was created at Notre Dame high school in Greenock which was run by local volunteer coaches. After a successful block of classes which 18 children enjoyed, Active Schools have invited Jump2it back to Inverclyde to host a full year of free basketball provision through the Rocks Community Clubs. These participants will also be given opportunities for free access to the Glasgow Rocks games, will have hours of dedicated staff teaching them, and will be guaranteed to play at two tournaments at the Emirates where they can meet the Glasgow Rocks!

For more info about the Rocks Community Clubs or find out if you can get a session in your area, please contact peter@ssf.org.uk or phone Peter Tasker at 0141 218 4640.